Boris Nadgorny

Boris Nadgorny

Director, Magnetic Characterization Core Facility


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 389 Physics

Boris Nadgorny

  • Professor, Wayne State University, 2012 to present
  • Visiting professor, MIT Francis Bitter Magnet Laboratory, 2007
  • Associate professor, Wayne State university, 2006-2012
  • Assistant professor, Wayne State University, 2001-2005
  • ONR/ASEE Research Fellow, Naval Research Laboratory, Materials Science Branch, 1996-2000

Research interest(s)/area of expertise

Experimental condensed matter physics. Spin relaxation, transport phenomena and magnetic properties in ferromagnets, magnetic oxides, and superconductors; classical and tunneling percolation


  • Ph.D., Physics, SUNY at Stony Brook
  • B.S.and M.S, Physics, Moscow Institute of Physics & Technology

Awards and grants

  • US Air Force Faculty Summer Fellowship (2010)
  • University Research Award (2008)
  • NSF Early Career Development Award (2003)
  • Research Corporation Research Innovation Award (2003)
  • Alan Berman NRL Best Publication Award (1998)

Selected publications

  • Multiple percolation tunneling staircase in metal-semiconductor nanoparticle composites, R. Mukherjee, Zhi-Feng Huang, and Boris Nadgorny, Appl. Phys.Lett. 105, 173104 (2014)
  • Enhancement of high dielectric permittivity in CaCu3Ti4O12/RuO2 composites in the vicinity of the percolation threshold, R. Mukherjee, G. Lawes, and B. Nadgorny, Appl. Phys. Lett. 105, 072901 (2014)
  • Comment on “Unified Formalism of Andreev Reflection at a Ferromagnet/Superconductor Interface” M. Eschrig, A. A. Golubov, I.I. Mazin, B. Nadgorny, et al Phys. Rev. Lett., 111, 139703 (2013)
  • Double Percolation Transition in Superconductor/Ferromagnet Nanocomposites, X. Liu, R. Panguluri, Z.F.Huang, and B. Nadgorny, Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 135701 (2010)
  • Ferromagnetism and Spin Polarized Charge Carriers in In2O3 and Cr:In2O3¬ Thin Films, Raghava P. Panguluri, P. Kharel, C. Sudakar, R. Naik, R. Suryanarayanan, V.M. Naik, A.G. Petukhov, B. Nadgorny, G. Lawes, Phys. Rev. B 79, 165208 (2009)
  • Half-Metallicity in Europium Oxide Conductively Matched with Silicon, R.P. Panguluri, T. S. Santos, E. Negusse, J. Dvorak, Y. Idzerda, J. S. Moodera, and B. Nadgorny, Phys. Rev. B 78 125307 (2008)
  • Andreev Reflection and Pair Breaking Effects at the Superconductor/Magnetic Semiconductor Interface, R.P. Panguluri, K.C. Ku, T. Wojtowicz, X. Liu, J.K. Furdyna, Y.B. Lyanda-Geller, N. Samarth, and B. Nadgorny, Phys. Rev. B 72, 054510 (2005)
  • Analysis of point-contact Andreev reflection spectra in spin polarization measurements, G. T. Woods, R. J. Soulen, I. Mazin, B. Nadgorny, et al, Phys. Rev. B 70, 054416 (2004)
  • Point Contact Spin Spectroscopy of MnAs Ferromagnetic Films, R. Panguluri, G. Tsoi, B. Nadgorny, et al, Phys. Rev. B (Rapid Comm.) 68, 201307 (2003)
  • Origin of high transport spin polarization in La0.7Sr0.3MnO3: Direct evidence for minority spin-states in, B. Nadgorny, I.I. Mazin, et al., Phys. Rev. B 63, 184433 (2001)
  • Highly spin-polarized chromium dioxide thin films prepared by chemical vapor deposition, W. J. DeSisto, P. R. Broussard, T. F. Ambrose, B. Nadgorny, and M. Osofsky, Appl. Phys. Lett. 76, 3789 (2000)
  • Measuring the spin polarization of a metal with a superconducting point contact, R. Soulen, J. Byers, M. Osofsky, B. Nadgorny, et al., Science 282, 85 (1998)
  • A Guide to Physics Problems, Part I: Mechanics, Relativity and Electrodynamics, S. Cahn and B. Nadgorny, Plenum (Springer), New York, 1994
  • A Guide to Physics Problems Part II: Thermodynamics, Statistical Mechanics and Quantum Mechanics, Sidney Cahn, Gerald Mahan, and Boris Nadgorny, Plenum (Springer), New York, 1997
  • All-High-Tc Superconductor Rapid-Single-Flux-Quantum Circuit Operating at ~30 K, S. Shokhor, B. Nadgorny, et al, Appl. Phys. Lett. 67 2869 (1995)

Courses taught by Boris Nadgorny

Winter Term 2024 (current)

Fall Term 2023

Winter Term 2023

Fall Term 2022

Winter Term 2022